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Upper Usutu
DID YOU KNOW?

The Upper Usutu, together with the Upper Vaal, Northern Drakensberg and Maloti Drakensberg supports South Africa's economic hub, the Gauteng city-region and more than 13 million people. It supplies up to 44% of the water used by Eskom for cooling its coal-fired power stations.

Commercial forestry is the main economic activity in the area. The area loses almost 10% of its water to invasive alien trees. That water could be used to supply Gauteng.

  • Land cover: 6 191 km2
  • 0.03% protected
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Upper Usutu
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QUICK FACTS

Province
Mpumalanga

Main rivers
Vaal
Usuthu
Assegaai

Dams
Heyshope
Jericho
Morgenstond
Westoe

Supplies water to
Gauteng
Swaziland
Mozambique